|Posted: August 3, 2004, 7:21 am - IP Logged|
From the Prediction Statistics if you like.
My favourite is one of the early Founders of Probability, Jerome Cardan 1501 to 1576. He was an Italian who wrote widely on games of chance, death, mathematics and astronomy.
He very seriously predicted the date of his death. The date arrived and he was still alive. Well, he was not one to be beaten when it came to predictions so he committed suicide. That'll teach 'em to doubt me!
Do we take ourselves too seriously at times?
PS Why are people so intent on Posting at exactly the same time as me? Southland for this Post and BobP on July 18, 2004 at 2.45 am.